Good evening beautiful people!

Day one of Writober is here, and for those who don't know...Writober is a month dedicated to writing a piece of work every day. It doesn't matter if its nano fiction, flash fiction, poetry, or short stories.

If you wrote even a sentence down, it counts! I don't know who exactly invented this yearly October trend but the event is linked to its twin Inktober, a month-long session where artists create a doodle or sketch every day. I missed yesterday's upload so you're getting TWO posts on the same night, enjoy!


Here are the words I pieced together for this poem in a random word generator:

  • Bright Side
  • Rose
  • Mint
  • License Plates
  • Cactus
  • Infrastructure
  • Light Streaks
  • Choking




Taunt Distractions When Staring at License Plates
 by Gracie Shackelford

The bright side of a cactus 
prickles against the sensitive light streaks 
over a rose-mint infused office mug.

Calendared infrastructures swim 
in the choked riverbank
of relinquished liberties 
and
 unanswered 
emails.

Volcanos spouting relief were
sowed in 
an excuse 
to wander outside, 
underneath 
the fiery trails 
of a business lot.